A field in the Kornati is a space where crops are planted, regardless of the soil quality. Some of them are Tarac and Trtuša, Knježak, Željkovci, Čukino, Šipnate, Suha punta and so on. A real Kornati field is primarily planted with vines and various fruit trees, and later with olives. Today the fields are mostly olive orchards and the first olive orchards were planted at the edges of fields when they were enlarged by clearing. The peak of clearing and agrarian activities was at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, after the Murterini, the inhabitants of the island of Murter, started buying land on the Kornati. It's important to note that the period was marked by an increasing population growth, so the population needs dictated the growth of clearing on the Kornati.

ogradaEnclosures are the Kornati fields mostly planted with olives and fenced with prizidas. A prizida is a low and wide retaining wall, protecting the soil from being washed away, made from the rocks dug up during clearing.

Paths
The fields were far from the port so paths to them were needed. They are mostly beaten earth. Some of them are fenced with dry stone walls and are wide just enough for a laden tovar – the local name for a donkey – to pass. Even today, a tovar is still the only way to transfer wood or olives from some fields to the port.

 

 

A hortica is a heap built from the dug-up rocks in certain order. Rockier the ground was, higher were the horticas.
There are also the so-called rests on the Kornati. They are places where peasants could rest a while when going from the interior to the sea and were built in such a way that a peasant carrying a faggot could stop and support it without lowering it to the ground.
We can also find isolated enclosures on the Kornati. They are olive orchards fenced in prizidas and walls, located in unexpected places. Such enclosures can be found on the steep sides of Škuj and Smokvica, on Piškera, Žakan, Lavsa, Levrnaka... That was done because the owner didn't have other choice but to farm his land where it was, regardless of its quality or size.